Books by Julie Wassmer

MAY DAY MURDER  by Julie Wassmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"The most obviously retro of Wassmer's four Whitstable cozies is in some ways the most successful. The plot is highly serviceable, and if none of the characters is exactly original, several of them are as vivid as the golden age stereotypes they're so clearly based on."
An over-the-hill film star who's returned to her birthplace juices her standing in the tabloids by getting her just desserts, in an unexpectedly literal way, and then getting murdered. Read full book review >
MURDER-ON-SEA  by Julie Wassmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Better plotted than The Whitstable Pearl Mystery (2018), though the central gimmick has a long history and Wassmer still shows more interest in the pre-romance between the two sleuths than in anyone else, including the victim and the killer. Fans of Yuletide homicide won't mind a bit."
When Christmas comes to the North Kent town of Whitstable, it brings a series of poison-pen greeting cards and some even deadlier poisons. Read full book review >
THE WHITSTABLE PEARL MYSTERY by Julie Wassmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Wassmer's main contributions to the familiar village murder-cum-not-quite-romance formula are a strong sense of atmosphere—the town is much more vivid than its individual inhabitants—and a keen eye for the places where everyday frictions between perfectly nice people shade off into something altogether darker. First of a series."
A debut novel from British TV writer Wassmer (More Than Just Coincidence, 2010) set in an English seacoast town where life would be perfect if it weren't for the murders. Read full book review >
MURDER ON THE PILGRIMS WAY by Julie Wassmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"As usual in Wassmer's books, the first movement is the best; things get distinctly more routine after the initial murder. Uprooted from her home turf, the heroine remains appealing in her low-key way, though it's hard to imagine a more artificial setting for her labors than the Villa Pellegrini."
Her fourth mild adventure packs Whitstable restaurant owner and private detective Pearl Nolan (May Day Murder, 2018, etc.) off on a busman's holiday to a newly opened resort where everything goes wrong, up to and including murder. Read full book review >